Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Handmade Holiday - Astoria Craft Collective

This weekend the Astoria Craft Collective presents Handmade Holiday. This ten person collective will have their wares for sale at Waltz-Astoria (23-14 Ditmars) on Sunday, December 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. And last night, I had the pleasure of meeting with some of them for a preview of some of the things that will be for sale this Sunday. These five crafters present - Jenn McKinney, Bonnie Sharpe, Lorina Pellach, Alison Shanik, and Marianne Hodge - do great work. Everything was beautiful, from the jewelry to the hand screening to the crochet work. Here are a few pictures (more can be seen here) of what you can expect at their sale at Waltz-Astoria this weekend:

Earrings by Jenn McKinney

Beadscarves by Lorina Pellach

Cards by Alison Shanik

Hand screened bag by Bonnie Sharpe Skiver

Crochet work by Marianne Hodge

So, support your local artists and crafters! Their work is gorgeous and you'll get a one of a kind gift for your loved-ones. These artisans are deeply devoted to their work, very talented, and some have recieved international acclaim. Enjoy the show!


Jenn~*Firelight Jewelry*~ said...

Thanks for the support! We'll have other great artists at the show. Get your shopping done early, local and made by hand!

Unknown said...

i'm in love with this stuff and sooo wishing i was in town this weekend :(

Bon said...

just a note: most of these items can also be purchased online through or the artists' personal websites, for anyone who can't make it to the sale this weekend :)
thanks JIA!

megc said...

Thanks for letting me see your stuff beforehand! It's all awesome and beautiful. Looking forward to Sunday!